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Japan Commemorates 3rd Anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake...SENDAI, JAPAN - MARCH 11:  (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) People release balloons to commemorate the victims of the tsunami at Arahama area on March 11, 2014 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. Japan marks the third anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which claimed more than 18,000 lives. Problems of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant cast a shadow over life on the people in Fukushima, as there is no prospects of the decommissioned work completion.  (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

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People release balloons to commemorate the victims of the tsunami at the Arahama area in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. The nation is marking the third anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which claimed more than 18,000 lives. Read more

A woman prays for the deceased of March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami at a place where she was employed at a photo studio at the time, in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture

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A woman prays for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture. Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the event that killed thousands and set off a nuclear crisis in 2011.

Police officers bow to offer prayers in silence for the victims in Namie, near the striken TEPCO Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Fukushima prefecture on March 10, 2014, one day before the third anniversary of March 11 massive earthquake and tsunami.  The 9.0 magnitude earthquake in 2011 sent a huge wall of water into the coast of the Tohoku region, splintering whole communities, ruining swathes of prime farmland and killing nearly 19,000 people.

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Police officers offer prayers for victims in Namie, near the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, on Monday, one day before the third anniversary of March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake in 2011 sent a huge wall of water on to the coast of the Tohoku region, splintering whole communities, ruining swaths of prime farmland and killing nearly 19,000 people.

A pedestrian crosses a road in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Japan's economy expanded the most in a year last quarter as consumer spending and export gains outweighed the weakest business investment since the wake of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

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A pedestrian crosses a road in Tokyo, Japan. The economy of Japan expanded last quarter, the most in a year, as consumer spending and export gains outweighed the weakest business investment since the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011 Read more

 The Breitling Jet Team fly over Mount Fuji, in central Japan on Sunday, May 12, 2013. The world's only professional civilian aerobatic jet team  completed their tour of Japan by visiting the Fukushima prefecture to show their support and encouragement to the people of the region still recovering from the catastrophic effects of the March, 2011, Tsunami. The team are now in transit back to Europe and will return to Asia in August.

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The Breitling Jet Team, the world’s only professional civilian aerobatic team, fly over Mount Fuji, in central Japan. They completed their tour of the country by visiting the Fukushima prefecture to show their support for the people of the region still recovering from the catastrophic effects of the tsunami in March 2011. The team are now on their way back to Europe and will return to Asia in August.